Hello! Welcome to my website :). This is the page where I struggle the most about what to write. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t feel like selling you anything here to lure you in. But I do want to be transparent.

So I started out as a beauty blogger in 2010. Did a course in Makeup Artistry and even got to meet Kandee Johnson! Great times, yes. Later on I found that writing just about beauty was a bit limited as oposed to who I am. Thus I changed the blog to a Lifestyle theme.

I love the creative process that comes with blogging, but sadly I struggle to be consistent with it because of other duties in life.  So will you see a blog post by me every week? No.

I took some time off from writing to pursue my nr.1 passion: Photography. Have I succeded? I have defintely grown in this field in both taking shots and editing them. My bigger succes though lies in enjoying what I do creatively. As for my photography: I love working with lights, textures and bokeh. They give me this nostalgic vibe which is kind of my happy place.

So what can you expect from me here? It can be anything from just a photo to a blogpost. But probaly more Photography related 😉

I applaud you if I still have your attention. Seriously, if you have made it this far: thank you for donating your time to me. Please do take a look around at my photos or old blogposts.  I apreciate you 🙂

I am Tanimara Layla, based in Amsterdam.




-Canon 80D DSLR (crop sensor APS-C)

-Canon EOS 500n Analog camera


-Canon EF 50mm  f/1.8 II (full frame lens)

-Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II (full frame lens)

-Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (full frame lens)

-Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM (crop sensor lens)

-Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 di II (crop sensor lens)


-Canon Speedlite 430EX II


-Joby Gorillapod

-Slik Pressman

-Spider camera holster-


-Lowepro flipside 200


All images on TaniStates.com are made by Tanimara or are property of TaniStates.com unless stated otherwise. The use of any image is not allowed without written permission.  All rights reserved.





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